Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Makes Top 20 Début in UK
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Top 10 in single format
Professor Layton's adventures may be over, though the Layton brand will live on in some form, but last week brought a cross-over to Europe to give us all a little more of the puzzle-solving gentleman. He's joined by Capcom's favourite legal professional in Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and it's had a solid if unspectacular opening in the UK charts.
The all-format result is perhaps a tad disappointing, with the excellent adventure making its entry in 15th place — that's a bit lower than the 12th place début enjoyed by Yoshi's New Island in mid-March. It is up against a number of multi-platform titles, however, and the single-format chart bucks the normal trend and fares far better for the 3DS title, with Layton and Phoenix Wright securing 6th place in those stakes.
Back to the all-format results, there are just three more Nintendo entries to consider, all on 3DS. Yoshi's New Island is showing decent momentum overall, dropping five places in its third week but still a relatively high 21st. Pokémon X & Y are still clinging on, meanwhile, with Y once again triumphing over X; the two are in 36th and 40th places respectively.
Not a bad début for the puzzle solving, case winning adventure on the 3DS; as with Yoshi's New Island, it'll be interesting to see how long it can hold a place in the chart.